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The Synopsis: Why Love Hurts & Pain Can Be Good for Our Writing

So a big reason that writers hate writing a synopsis with the power of a thousand suns is that we believe every word we have written is precious and every character vital and necessary. But a bigger reason that many writers hate writing the synopsis (particularly for first-time novels) is it makes it painfully obvious we have no story or a terribly flawed story.

Barnes & Noble Puts Literary Classics in Blackface for Black History Month

Is there a stronger word for atrocity? To do this is essentially saying that people of color are incapable of having their own art or their own stories…so let’s lend them some white stories and help them out.

Successful People & Habits for Life Changing Results

Successful people can seem like they have some kind of magic powers beyond our understanding. For us mere mortals, it often feels like money, fame, fortune and contentment just rain down on these folks from the heavens. GASP! Truth is, successful people have three simple habits for excellence (habits WE can learn). Granted, they actually …

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Marketing 101: Promises, Profits & How Home Depot is IN BED WITH Cialis

The truth shall set you free. Pretty sure all of us have heard that phrase at one point or another, even though this seems to ignore the fundamental reality that it is human nature to avoid truth at all cost. My last post, Welcome to the Matrix–You Work for Free & There IS NO Payday threw down …

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Once Upon a Plot: Retelling Myths and Fairytales

OhmygoshitisWednesdayandthatmeansitistimeforMEEEEE!!!!! In other words, it’s Squatter’s Rights Wednesday with me, Cait Reynolds. Today, I’m going to talk about the fact that there is nothing new under the sun. And, by that, I mean that every variation of story has been told before. Every culture from every time period has its version of Cinderella, its Aladdin …

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